UK police suspects arson angle in teenage girl's death case

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London, June 27 (ANI): The UK Police is investigating the possibility of an arson attack in the death of a 15-year-old Pakistani-origin girl, who was seriously injured in a fire at her South London house.

Maleha Masud died in a hospital on Thursday night, while her three siblings received critical injuries in the blaze, raising suspicion of an arson attack on their family, the Daily Times reports.

City banker Zain Masud, 22, and his mother Rubina, 53, escaped by jumping from a first-floor window of their Lessingham Avenue house.

Paramedics dragged three other children from the burning house.

The London police confirmed the blaze was being treated as suspicious, and said they had found traces of an accelerant.

Two teenager boys have been arrested in connection with the fire and bailed until August, pending further inquiries. No charges have yet been brought. (ANI)

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